Don’t lose your case on a technicality
Written by our personal injury lawyers in Manassas
When people are hurt and suffer personal injuries, they sometimes believe they can handle their case without a lawyer. Maybe so. Many times they go it alone because they do not want to pay a lawyer a percentage of the recovery.
However, the law is complicated and even the simplest thing — like making sure the right defendant is being named – can derail your case and the money you needed to be whole again.
For instance, in many cases it is unclear who the actual defendant is. In one recent case which was appealed up to the Virginia Supreme Court, the victim was hurt when she fell on a defective dock at a lake resort. After she filed her lawsuit, she realized that she named the wrong defendant. She dismissed the lawsuit and filed against the properly named defendant.
Unfortunately, more than two years passed between the date of her injury and the date she filed against the proper defendant. Courts at ALL levels dismissed her case because she did not file within two years, which is the personal injury statute of limitations. She was denied justice because she did not name the right party.
Don’t let this happen to you! For nearly 40 years our personal injury lawyers in Manassas have been helping injury victims in Prince William County, Fairfax, Arlington, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, and Annandale.
Unfortunately, missing the statute of limitations or not properly naming a defendant is not unusual. Hiring a personal injury lawyer with experience can help ensure that the proper party is sued.
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Personal injury lawyers in Manassas serving clients in Prince William County, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington.